Update 2018: *Rhoda needs $250/month more in sponsorship funds. You can sign up to become her sponsor here.
Update 2017: *Rhoda lives at Jubilee Home. She loves playing with dolls, small blocks, and other stacking-type toys. Because of *Rhoda’s epilepsy, she often uses a wheelchair to get around, though she can also walk. She attends on-site school with her foster sisters, where they learn life skills, learn a vocation, take music classes, and learn at their own individual educational levels. Learn more about her school, New Horizons School, as well as donate toward operational costs, here.
Update 2015: *Rhoda loves music time and has learned to walk independently.
Today’s child of the day is *Rhoda! *Rhoda is a 10-year-old Lambadi tribal girl who has been learning Telugu since she’s arrived at SCH. *Rhoda has autism and epilepsy, which doesn’t stop her from being adorable and singing at the top of her lungs. *Rhoda has a gravelly little giggle and is very outgoing. She loves Pediasure and dancing, too. She sounds like she has such a comical personality!
Are you one of *Rhoda’s sponsors? Please consider contributing to *Rhoda’s care. She is so deserving of every penny. This little girl has the potential to reach for the stars, but she can only get there with the best care possible. Become part of *Rhoda’s village by considering to pledge a monthly donation.
From her sponsorship page:
Birth Date: January 2002
Date to SCH: December 2009
Other Details About Me: I have autism and epilepsy. I am a sweet, funny little girl with a hilarious, heartwarming giggle.
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An important part of SCH’s work is YOU! SCH relies on donations to keep running. Donation opportunities include child sponsors at any cost per month, from as low as $25/month. Sponsorship usually costs between $300 and $500 per child, depending on complexity of needs and which city they live in (Ongole or Hyderabad).
You can sponsor any child who needs additional funding at SCH by using the resources found here. Use these resources to get involved in other ways, such as becoming an advocate or volunteering. You can also become a medical sponsor (ideal for large groups or organizations who wish to support SCH) and donate toward monthly emergency medical expenses; or an educational sponsor and donate toward a specific on-site school. Learn about other ways to give charitably to SCH here, and check back often for additional opportunities.
*A note about names: SCH uses online nicknames for the children in order to protect their identity, per Indian governmental guidelines which state that children in care may not have identifying photos of them on the internet, as well as no identifying information such as birth name, place of origin, etc.
You can also send gifts via Amazon India, make a one-time, general donation, pray if that is your calling, or volunteer at home or in India yourself by using these resources!